Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0010
FNS 742 Clarification - Box 11, Did Not Respond

We have been asked to clarify what verification results to include in box 11, Did Not Respond, on the School Food Authority Verification Summary Report, FNS-742.

SP12-2009
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0075
Geographic Preference for the Procurement of Unprocessed Agricultural Products in the Child Nutrition Programs

The purpose of this memorandum is to update the definition of what is considered “unprocessed” for the purposes of applying the optional geographic preference for procurement in the child nutrition programs.

SP 08 CACFP 05 SFSP 06-2010
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0050
Modifications to the list of USDA-Approved Nutrient Analysis Software

This memorandum is to inform you of a recent change to the list of USDA-approved Nutrient Standard Menu Planning and School Meals Initiative (SMI) nutrient analysis software programs available to state agencies, school food authorities and local schools to meet SMI requirements.

SP34-2009
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0005
Economic Price Adjustments in Vendor Contracts

Today’s unpredictable economy has made it important to consider accounting for the fluctuating costs of goods and services that are beyond the control of either the School Food Authority or the vendor.

SP10-2009
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0002
Reminder: Procurement Requirements for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Program (SMP)s

Recently, we have received numerous concerns regarding the improper application of the new procurement rule, Procurement Requirements for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Program, which was published in the Federal Register on Oct. 31, 2007 and became effective on Nov. 30, 2007.

SP07-2009
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0048
School Garden Q&As

Recently, we have received several questions regarding the operation of a school garden. Attached are questions and answers to address this issue. As in the past, please share this information with your school food authorities.

SP32-2009
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0017
Administrative Review and Training Grant Amendment

We have had a number of requests for clarification regarding the use of $3,500 per review for the Fiscal Year 2009 ART grant award under Method 1. The purpose of this memorandum is to amend our cover letter and request for application for the FY 2009 ART grant, Method 1.

SP16-2009
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0066
Applying Geographic Preferences in Procurements for the Child Nutrition Programs

This memorandum updates and revises memoranda SP 30-2008: Applying Geographic Preferences in Procurements for the Child Nutrition Programs, SP 08-2009: Procurement Questions, and SP 28-2009: Procurement Questions, regarding school food authorities’ and other institutions’ application of a geographic preference in procurements for the child nutrition programs.

SP 01-2010 CACFP 01-2010 SFSP 01-2010
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0009
Cancellation of Policy Memorandum FD-060, Use of Donated Foods in the National School Lunch Program and Other Child Nutrition Programs

Policy Memorandum FD-060, Use of Donated Foods in the National School Lunch Program and Other Child Nutrition Programs (dated June 21, 2006) is cancelled. The guidance provided by this policy memorandum has been incorporated in 7 CFR 250.60, in accordance with the final rule, "Management of Donated Foods in Child Nutrition Programs, the Nutrition Services Incentive Program, and Charitable Institutions" (the FSMC final rule), which was published in the Federal Register on Aug. 8, 2008, with an effective date of Nov. 6, 2008.

FD-084
Resource | Policy Memos | FNS-GD-2009-0062
Guidance in Crediting for and Use of Donated Foods in Contracts with Food Service Management Companies

The attached memorandum is a revision of Food Distribution’s Policy Memo FD-080, which includes a more comprehensive and clearer guidance in crediting for, and use of, donated foods in contracts with food service management companies

SP 44-2009